Varanus spenceri

Description

A medium to large sized monitor which can grow to a total length (including tail) of up to 120 cm. Spencer's monitor is generally heavier than similar sized monitors of another species due to its "stockier" build. It has sharp claws which it uses for digging burrows as this monitor is not known for climbing.

Bite

Non-venomous

Habitat

Native to the Barkly region in Central Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Diet

This species of Monitor is known to eat venomous snakes, small mammals, small lizards, eggs, and carrion (dead animals), and is able to digest anything it eats.

Breeding

A female Spencer’s Monitor clutch of eggs generally ranges between 11 and 30 eggs.